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LAKE JUNALUSKA, NORTH CAROLINA

America Sings; Soldiers of the Civil War; Boogeymen, Witches and Mountain Haints

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Program #21342RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

Itinerary for Oct 12 — Oct 17, 2014

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Type: Conference Center

Description: Hotel overlooking scenic Lake Junaluska and the Blue Ridge Mountains with a 2.5 mile walking trail around the lake. Indoor fitness center and outdoor tennis courts on campus. Golf course located across from the Assembly grounds. Boating and swimming available in season. Alcohol and smoke-free facilities.

Contact info:
55 Lambuth Drive
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 USA
phone: 828-452-2881 x290
web: www.lakejunaluska.com

Room amenities: In room coffee, iron and board, hair dryer. Each room has a TV and wireless Internet access (with personal laptop). Computer in main lobby for access to email and Internet. Individual climate controlled heating and air conditioning. Linens are provided for the week. Full maid service with fresh linens and towels will be provided on Wednesday. Daily maid service is limited to the emptying of trash baskets.

Facility amenities: Hotel lobby offers coffee and tea. Drink and snack machines, classroom and dining room on first floor. Ice and drink machines located near elevator on each guest floor.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: call for rates
Participants must contact hotel in advance to confirm rates and availability.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, October 12 - Registration/Check-in - Welcome!
Afternoon: Registration/Check-In Hotel Lobby

Dinner: Dinner in the dining room buffet style.

Evening: Orientation

Lodging: Lambuth Inn

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Hotel overlooking scenic Lake Junaluska and the Blue Ridge Mountains with a 2.5 mile walking trail around the lake. Indoor fitness center and outdoor tennis courts on campus. Golf course located across from the Assembly grounds. Boating and swimming available in season. Alcohol and smoke-free facilities.

Contact info:
55 Lambuth Drive
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 USA
phone: 828-452-2881 x290
web: www.lakejunaluska.com

Room amenities: In room coffee, iron and board, hair dryer. Each room has a TV and wireless Internet access (with personal laptop). Computer in main lobby for access to email and Internet. Individual climate controlled heating and air conditioning. Linens are provided for the week. Full maid service with fresh linens and towels will be provided on Wednesday. Daily maid service is limited to the emptying of trash baskets.

Facility amenities: Hotel lobby offers coffee and tea. Drink and snack machines, classroom and dining room on first floor. Ice and drink machines located near elevator on each guest floor.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: call for rates
Participants must contact hotel in advance to confirm rates and availability.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, October 13 - Three courses during morning and afternoon. Enjo...
Three courses during morning and afternoon. Enjoy learning the history of Lake Junaluska in the evening.

Note: Classes in hotel. Walk around the Lake an option after classes.

Breakfast: Breakfast in Hotel dining room, buffet style

Morning: Course one: The Civil War: Life of the Common Soldier. Course two: The focus of our week will be the development of distinctly American popular song, as distinguished from the European cultured tradition. The roots of this development came from two sources, English folk song and sacred hymnody, both of which flourished throughout Colonial America for the first 150 years of our history. Our first day’s survey will explore popular folk songs of this era, the development of the shaped note tradition, William Billings, the “Father of American Choral Music” and the importance of popular song through the Revolutionary period.

Lunch: Lunch in Hotel dining room, buffet style

Afternoon: The boogeyman. A need to be afraid?

Dinner: Dinner in Hotel dining room, buffet style

Evening: Enjoy a trolley ride tour learning about the history of Lake Junaluska.

Lodging: Lambuth Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Hotel overlooking scenic Lake Junaluska and the Blue Ridge Mountains with a 2.5 mile walking trail around the lake. Indoor fitness center and outdoor tennis courts on campus. Golf course located across from the Assembly grounds. Boating and swimming available in season. Alcohol and smoke-free facilities.

Contact info:
55 Lambuth Drive
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 USA
phone: 828-452-2881 x290
web: www.lakejunaluska.com

Room amenities: In room coffee, iron and board, hair dryer. Each room has a TV and wireless Internet access (with personal laptop). Computer in main lobby for access to email and Internet. Individual climate controlled heating and air conditioning. Linens are provided for the week. Full maid service with fresh linens and towels will be provided on Wednesday. Daily maid service is limited to the emptying of trash baskets.

Facility amenities: Hotel lobby offers coffee and tea. Drink and snack machines, classroom and dining room on first floor. Ice and drink machines located near elevator on each guest floor.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: call for rates
Participants must contact hotel in advance to confirm rates and availability.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, October 14 - Three classes//Entertainment
Breakfast: Breakfast in hotel dining room, buffet style

Morning: Course 1: Militarily examine Cherokee Legion and Stoneman's raid. Course 2: We begin to see the beginnings of commercial popular song with the development of the Minstrel Show and some of its star performers and composers. A look into the life and times of Stephen Foster brings to light the importance of his contribution to our body of American song.

Lunch: Lunch in hotel dining room, buffet style

Afternoon: One Course: Experience Witches and Wise Women through stories of this “Mountain Woman” - consider truth and misconceptions about witches.

Dinner: Dinner in hotel dining room, buffet style

Evening: Evening movie

Lodging: Lambuth Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Hotel overlooking scenic Lake Junaluska and the Blue Ridge Mountains with a 2.5 mile walking trail around the lake. Indoor fitness center and outdoor tennis courts on campus. Golf course located across from the Assembly grounds. Boating and swimming available in season. Alcohol and smoke-free facilities.

Contact info:
55 Lambuth Drive
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 USA
phone: 828-452-2881 x290
web: www.lakejunaluska.com

Room amenities: In room coffee, iron and board, hair dryer. Each room has a TV and wireless Internet access (with personal laptop). Computer in main lobby for access to email and Internet. Individual climate controlled heating and air conditioning. Linens are provided for the week. Full maid service with fresh linens and towels will be provided on Wednesday. Daily maid service is limited to the emptying of trash baskets.

Facility amenities: Hotel lobby offers coffee and tea. Drink and snack machines, classroom and dining room on first floor. Ice and drink machines located near elevator on each guest floor.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: call for rates
Participants must contact hotel in advance to confirm rates and availability.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, October 15 - Two classes/Free Time/class
Breakfast: Breakfast in hotel dining room, buffet style

Morning: Course 1: Analyze the surrender of Waynesville and Kirk's raid along with other local events. Course 2: Folk Song continues in voice and heart through much of our expanding country during the Gold Rush, and as a powerful, emotional expression throughout the Civil War. The voices and musical gifts of African Americans are heard through the discovery, collection and performances of the Negro Spirituals. Commercial music publishing companies and commercial song writers begin to thrive and take the spotlight.

Lunch: Lunch in hotel dining room, buffet style

Afternoon: Free time from after lunch to explore the area. Asheville, Cherokee, Blue Ridge Parkway and parts of Great Smoky Mountain National Park within easy driving distance.

Dinner: Dinner in hotel dining room, buffet style

Evening: Travel through time with Marilyn’s stories of growing up in the mountains of Southern Appalachia and walk with the ghosts and haints.

Lodging: Lambuth Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Hotel overlooking scenic Lake Junaluska and the Blue Ridge Mountains with a 2.5 mile walking trail around the lake. Indoor fitness center and outdoor tennis courts on campus. Golf course located across from the Assembly grounds. Boating and swimming available in season. Alcohol and smoke-free facilities.

Contact info:
55 Lambuth Drive
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 USA
phone: 828-452-2881 x290
web: www.lakejunaluska.com

Room amenities: In room coffee, iron and board, hair dryer. Each room has a TV and wireless Internet access (with personal laptop). Computer in main lobby for access to email and Internet. Individual climate controlled heating and air conditioning. Linens are provided for the week. Full maid service with fresh linens and towels will be provided on Wednesday. Daily maid service is limited to the emptying of trash baskets.

Facility amenities: Hotel lobby offers coffee and tea. Drink and snack machines, classroom and dining room on first floor. Ice and drink machines located near elevator on each guest floor.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: call for rates
Participants must contact hotel in advance to confirm rates and availability.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, October 16 - Three classes//Entertainment
Breakfast: Breakfast in hotel dining room, buffet style.

Morning: Course 1: Civil War soldier equipment and camp life discussed and demonstrated. Course 2: As the Minstrel Show declines in popularity, Variety Shows, Circuses and Vaudeville come into their own to fill the demand for popular entertainment and song. The music publishing industry continues to flourish and begins to center in New York City, contributing to the success of headliners and stars of Vaudeville and early musical theater. The popularity of Barbershop singing helps disperse popular song throughout homes and communities during the Gay 90’s and into the new century.

Lunch: Lunch in hotel dining room, buffet style

Afternoon: One class offering - Enjoy the artful storytelling of ghost stories steeped in the local culture. Our instructor will entice you into her mountain ways with her earthy humor and have you begging for more.

Dinner: Dinner in hotel dining room, buffet style

Evening: Evening Entertainment

Lodging: Lambuth Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, October 17 - Two classes/ Check Out
Breakfast: Breakfast in hotel dining room, buffet style

Morning: Course 1: Conclude our session on the Life of the Common Soldier. Course 2: “That piano sounds like a tin pan,” an observation that gave the New York music publishing business its name “Tin Pan Alley,” aptly describes the sounds and activity in uptown 28th street in the early 1900’s. Many of the ballads, minority songs and love songs of this era are still in our hearts and voices. The pivotal figure of Irving Berlin will take us up through the popular music of World War I.

Lunch: Lunch in hotel dining room, buffet style.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


Free Time Opportunities


Lake Junaluska, NC
Lake Junaluska and surrounding areasOn the grounds: Fitness Center (minimal fee) Golf (adjacent to Lake Junaluska); Tennis, Shuffleboard, walk around the lake (featuring the Rose Walk, Foot Bridge, Asbury Trail); Corneille Bryan Native Garden; The United Methodist Heritage Center; Junaluska Bookstore and Gift Shop; World Methodist Museum; Susanna Wesley Gardens. Nearby places of interest: Downtown Waynesville with many unique shops; Asheville; Biltmore House in Asheville; Blue Ridge Parkway; Cherokee Indian Reservation; Dillsboro, Maggie Valley, Smoky Mountain National Park.
For additional information, visit: www.lakejunaluska.com

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
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15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
14 Expert-led lectures
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2 Performances

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